Our position on animal testing

We are occasionally required by regulatory authorities to conduct animal testing as mandatory part of new drug development. In such cases, we only outsource testing to partners that adhere to our ethical standards.

When it is necessary to use animals in the development or production of new medicinal products, we are committed to their humane and ethical treatment. More specifically, our commitment to humane animal testing and enhanced welfare is guided by the principle of the three Rs:

Replacement

Replacement

Using methods which avoid or replace the use of animals in research.

Reduction

Reduction

Using methods that deliver comparable levels of information from fewer animals or to obtain more information from the same number of animals

Refinement

Refinement

Using methods that alleviate or minimise potential pain, suffering or distress, and enhance animal welfare.